Books you read in 2021

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  1. Fusiontegra

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    1. Recursion by Blake Crouch (8.5/10)
    2. All the Wrong Moves: A Memoir about Chess, Love, and Ruining Everything All the Wrong Moves: A Memoir about Chess, Love, and Ruining Everything by Sasha Chapin (7.5/10)
    3. Project Hail Mary by Andy Weir (10/10)
    4. The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time by Mark Haddon (8/10)
    5. Shantaram by Gregory Davis Roberts (9.5/10)
    6. The Orchard by David Hoppen (9/10)
    7. The Art of Hearing Heartbeats by Jan-Philipp Sendker (10/10)
    8. The Storyteller: Tales of Life and Music by Dave Grohl 10/10
    9. Candide by Volatire (8/10)
    10. The Vanishing Half by Brit Bennett (10/10)
    11. The Midnight Library by Matt Haig (7/10) - meh. Enjoyable enough but nothing terribly thought provoking. Certainly missed the mark for all the acclaim it seems to have received.
     
  2. Kevintensity

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    1) Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows by JK Rowling 10/10
    2) The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time by Mark Haddon 9/10
    3) American Assassin by Vince Flynn 10/10
    4) Darth Bane Path of Destruction by Drew Karpyshyn 9/10
    5) Darth Bane Rule of Two by Drew Karpyshyn 8.5/10
    6) Darth Bane Dynasty of Evil by Drew Karpyshyn 9/10
    7) Meat Market by Bruce Feldman 8/10
    8) Star Wars: Lost Stars by Claudia Gray 10/10
    9) NBA Jam by Reyan Ali 7.5/10
    10) The Psychology of Money by Morgan Housel 8/10
    11) Kill Shot by Vince Flynn 8.5/10
    12) Think Like a Rocket Scientist by Ozan Carol 8.5/10
    13) How to Avoid a Climate Disaster by Bill Gates 9/10
    14) The Rage of Dragons by Evan Winter 10/10
    15) Spark by John Rate 7/10
    16) Flash Boys by Michael Lewis 8/10
    17) Do the Work by Steven Pressfield 5/10
    18) Uncomfortable Conversations With a Black Man by Emmanuel Acho 8.5/10
    19) Stories of Your Life and Others by Ted Chiang 9/10
    20) Money: The True Story of a Made-up Thing by Jacob Goldstein 9.5/10
    21) Star Wars: Thrawn by Timothy Zahn 8.5/10
    22) The Long Walk by Stephen King 9/10
    23) Limitless by Jim Kwik 6/10
    24) Klara and the Sun by Kazuo Ishiguro 8.5/10
    25) Project Hail Mary by Andy Weir 10/10
    26) Blood Meridian by Cormac McCarthy 8/10
    27) Muck City by Bryan Mealer 8.5/10
    28) Killers of the Flower Moon by David Grann 8.5/10
    29) Misery by Stephen King 8.75/10
    30) The Hunting Party by Lucy Foley 7.5/10
    31) The Space Between Worlds by Micaiah Johnson 7.5/10
    32) Based on a True Story by Norm MacDonald 7/10
    33) Make Your Bed by William H. McRaven 8/10
    34) Exhalation: Stories by Ted Chiang 8.5/10
    35) 2034: a novel of the next world war by Elliot Ackerman 9/10
    36) It's Better to be Feared by Seth Wickersham 10/10
    37) The Storyteller by Dave Grohl 10/10
    38) Frankenstein by Mary Shelley 8/10
    39) The Future is Faster Than You Think by Peter Diamandis 7.5/10
    40) The Cult of We by Elliot Brown 10/10
    41) The Deficit Myth by Stephanie Kelton 8.5/10
    42) Bewilderment by Richard Powers 9/10
    43) All Quiet on the Western Front by Erich Maria Remarque 9/10
    44) What a Game They Played by Richard Whittingham 8.5/10
    45) Transfer of Power by Vince Flynn 9/10
    46) Will by Will Smith 10/10
    47) The Vanishing Half by Brit Bennett 9.5/10
     
  3. billdozer

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    1. White Night (Dresden Files #9) - Jim Butcher (8.5/10) (reread)
    2. Small Favor (Dresden Files #10) - Jim Butcher (9/10) (reread)
    3. Turn Coat (Dresden Files #11) - Jim Butcher (9/10) (reread)
    4. Changes (Dresden Files #12) - Jim Butcher (9.5/10) (reread)
    5. Ghost Story (Dresden Files #13) - Jim Butcher (8/10) (reread)
    6. Cold Days (Dresden Files #14) - Jim Butcher (8.5/10) (reread)
    7. Skin Game (Dresden Files #15) - Jim Butcher (9/10) (reread)
    8. Peace Talks (Dresden Files #16) - Jim Butcher (8/10)
    9. Battle Ground (Dresden Files #17) - Jim Butcher (9/10)
    10. The Way of Kings (Stormlight Archive #1) - Brandon Sanderson (10/10) (reread)
    11. Words of Radiance (Stormlight Archive #2) - Brandon Sanderson (10/10) (reread)
    12. Edgedancer (Stormlight Archive #2.5) - Brandon Sanderson (8.5/10) (reread)
    13. Oathbringer (Stormlight Archive #3) - Brandon Sanderson (9.5/10) (reread)
    14. Dawnshard (Stormlight Archive #3.5) - Brandon Sanderson (8/10) (reread)
    15. Rhythm of War (Stormlight Archive #4) - Brandon Sanderson (9/10)
    16. Bloodline (Cradle #9) - Will Wight (7/10)
    17. The Rage of Dragons (The Burning #1) - Evan Winter (9.5/10)
    18. The Fires of Vengeance (The Burning #2) - Evan Winter (8.5/10)
    19. Bloody Rose (The Band #2) - NIcholas Eames (9/10)
    20. Kings of the Wyld (The Band #1) - NIcholas Eames (9/10)
    21. Project Hail Mary - Andy Weir (10/10)
    22. Artemis - Andy Weir (8/10)
    23. Across the Lake - Doug Kelly/Andy Weir (6/10)
    24. The Long Journey Home (Across the Lake #2) - Doug Kelly/Andy Weir (5/10)
    25. Eye of the World (Wheel of Time #1) - Robert Jordan (10/10)
    26. The Great Hunt (Wheel of Time #2) - Robert Jordan (9/10)
    27. The Dragon Reborn (Wheel of Time #3) - Robert Jordan (8.5/10)
    28. The Shadow Rising (Wheel of Time #4) - Robert Jordan (9/10)
    29. The Fires of Heaven (Wheel of Time #5) - Robert Jordan (9/10)
    30. Lord of Chaos (Wheel of Time #6) - Robert Jordan (9.5/10)
    31. A Crown of Swords (Wheel of Time #7) - Robert Jordan (8.5/10)
    32. The Path of Daggers (Wheel of Time #8) - Robert Jordan (7.5/10)
    33. Winter's Heart (Wheel of Time #9) - Robert Jordan (7.5/10)
    34. Crossroads of Twilight (Wheel of Time #10) - Robert Jordan (7/10)
     
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  4. Upton^2

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    1. Project Hail Mary - Andy Weir
    2. The Stranger - Albert Camus
    3. The Snow Leopard - Peter Mathiessen
    4. Desert Notebooks - Ben Ehrenreich
    5. Everything Ravaged, Everything Burned - Wells Tower
    6. A Farewell to Arms - Ernest Hemingway
    7. Beautiful Animals - Lawrence Osborne
    8. The Inner Game of Tennis - Timothy Gallwey
    9. Enemies - Tim Weiner
    10. Empire of Pain - Patrick Radden Keefe
    11. Killers of the Flower Moon - David Grann
    12. The Stranger - Harlan Coben
    13. Someone Who Will Love You In All Your Damaged Glory - Raphael Bob-Waksberg
    14. The Price of Peace - Zachary Carter
    15. Blitzed - Norman Ohler
    16. Hitler - Volker Ulrich
    17. The Defining Moment - Jonathan Alter
    18. 1177 BC - Eric Cline
    19. The End of Everything - Katie Mack
    20. Man's Search for Meaning - Victor Frankl
    21. Caste - Isbael Wilkerson
    22. This Life - Martin Hagglund
    23. H Is for Hawk - Helen Macdonald
    24. The Optimist: A Case for the Fly Fishing Life by David Coggins - 7/10
    25. When Einstein Walked with Gödel - Jim Holt 6/10
    26. Behave: The Biology of Humans at Our Best and Worst by Robert Sapolsky - 8/10
    27. Think Again: The Power of Knowing What You Don't Know - 7.5/10
    28. The Deficit Myth - Stephanie Kelton - 7/10
    29. Fox and I - Catherine Raven - 7/10.
    30. The Abstainer - Ian McGuire - 8.5/10
    31. The Alchemist - Paulo Coehlo - 7/10
    32. Leonardo da Vinci by Walter Isaacson - 8/10
    33. Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates - 9/10
    34. Bad Blood by John Carreyrou - 8.5/10
    35. All the Pretty Horses by Cormac McCarthy - 7.5/10
    36. Reaganland by Rick Perlstein - 8/10
    37. Reign of Terror by Spencer Ackerman - 8/10
    38. Grant by Ron Chernow - 8.5/10
    39. As I Lay Dying by William Faulkner - 8/10
    40. Atomic Habits by James Clear - 4/10
    41. Crossroads by Jonathan Franzen - 9/10

    42. Falling by TJ Newman -7/10. Nothing earth shattering but a fun read. 2nd half of the book got a little ridiculous but a good audiobook for a long drive
     
  5. Truman

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    Falling wasnt a good book, but it was entertaining. Like a dumb action movie
     
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  6. BP

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    1. Blue Mind-Wallace Nichols
    2. Elantris-Sanderson
    3. The Stand- Stephen King
    4. The girl with seven names-Hyeonseo Lee
    5. Nothing to Envy-Barbara Demick
    6. Atomic Habits-James Clear
    7. White Hunters-Brian Herne
    8. The Lost City of the Monkey God-Douglas Preston
    9. Cadillac Desert- Marc Reisner
    10. The Sandman- Gaiman
    11. Breath- James Nestor
    12. Rage of Dragons-Evan Winter
    13. The Witcher- The Last Wish
    14. The Witcher-Sword of Destiny
    15. The Witcher-Blood of Elves
    16. The Witcher -Time of Contempt
    17. American Buffalo-Steven Rinella
    18. Empire of the Summer Moon
    19. Darkly Dreaming Dexter
    20. Dune-Frank Herbert
    21. Blitzed-Drugs in the Third Reich
    22. Washington's Immortals
    23. The Demon Next Door- Bryan Burrough
    24. Dark Money-Jane Mayer
    25. The Storyteller- Dave Grohl

    26. Hunting El Chapo-Andrew Hogan
    27. Greenlights- Matthew McConaughey
    28. Tiger Woods-Jeff Benedict
    29. To Start A War- Robert Draper
    30. 127 Hours- Aaron Ralston
     
  7. DeToxRox

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    Termination Shock by Neal Stephenson - Very enjoyable, though it suffers from a lot fat that could have been cut. Still, I was able to breeze through it in about a week.
     
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  8. TC

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    Look at this guy, 1 book read in 2021
     
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  9. billdozer

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    1. White Night (Dresden Files #9) - Jim Butcher (8.5/10) (reread)
    2. Small Favor (Dresden Files #10) - Jim Butcher (9/10) (reread)
    3. Turn Coat (Dresden Files #11) - Jim Butcher (9/10) (reread)
    4. Changes (Dresden Files #12) - Jim Butcher (9.5/10) (reread)
    5. Ghost Story (Dresden Files #13) - Jim Butcher (8/10) (reread)
    6. Cold Days (Dresden Files #14) - Jim Butcher (8.5/10) (reread)
    7. Skin Game (Dresden Files #15) - Jim Butcher (9/10) (reread)
    8. Peace Talks (Dresden Files #16) - Jim Butcher (8/10)
    9. Battle Ground (Dresden Files #17) - Jim Butcher (9/10)
    10. The Way of Kings (Stormlight Archive #1) - Brandon Sanderson (10/10) (reread)
    11. Words of Radiance (Stormlight Archive #2) - Brandon Sanderson (10/10) (reread)
    12. Edgedancer (Stormlight Archive #2.5) - Brandon Sanderson (8.5/10) (reread)
    13. Oathbringer (Stormlight Archive #3) - Brandon Sanderson (9.5/10) (reread)
    14. Dawnshard (Stormlight Archive #3.5) - Brandon Sanderson (8/10) (reread)
    15. Rhythm of War (Stormlight Archive #4) - Brandon Sanderson (9/10)
    16. Bloodline (Cradle #9) - Will Wight (7/10)
    17. The Rage of Dragons (The Burning #1) - Evan Winter (9.5/10)
    18. The Fires of Vengeance (The Burning #2) - Evan Winter (8.5/10)
    19. Bloody Rose (The Band #2) - NIcholas Eames (9/10)
    20. Kings of the Wyld (The Band #1) - NIcholas Eames (9/10)
    21. Project Hail Mary - Andy Weir (10/10)
    22. Artemis - Andy Weir (8/10)
    23. Across the Lake - Doug Kelly/Andy Weir (6/10)
    24. The Long Journey Home (Across the Lake #2) - Doug Kelly/Andy Weir (5/10)
    25. Eye of the World (Wheel of Time #1) - Robert Jordan (10/10)
    26. The Great Hunt (Wheel of Time #2) - Robert Jordan (9/10)
    27. The Dragon Reborn (Wheel of Time #3) - Robert Jordan (8.5/10)
    28. The Shadow Rising (Wheel of Time #4) - Robert Jordan (9/10)
    29. The Fires of Heaven (Wheel of Time #5) - Robert Jordan (9/10)
    30. Lord of Chaos (Wheel of Time #6) - Robert Jordan (9.5/10)
    31. A Crown of Swords (Wheel of Time #7) - Robert Jordan (8.5/10)
    32. The Path of Daggers (Wheel of Time #8) - Robert Jordan (7.5/10)
    33. Winter's Heart (Wheel of Time #9) - Robert Jordan (7.5/10)
    34. Crossroads of Twilight (Wheel of Time #10) - Robert Jordan (7/10)
    35. Knife of Dreams (Wheel of Time #11) - Robert Jordan (8.5/10)
     
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  10. Kevintensity

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    1) Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows by JK Rowling 10/10
    2) The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time by Mark Haddon 9/10
    3) American Assassin by Vince Flynn 10/10
    4) Darth Bane Path of Destruction by Drew Karpyshyn 9/10
    5) Darth Bane Rule of Two by Drew Karpyshyn 8.5/10
    6) Darth Bane Dynasty of Evil by Drew Karpyshyn 9/10
    7) Meat Market by Bruce Feldman 8/10
    8) Star Wars: Lost Stars by Claudia Gray 10/10
    9) NBA Jam by Reyan Ali 7.5/10
    10) The Psychology of Money by Morgan Housel 8/10
    11) Kill Shot by Vince Flynn 8.5/10
    12) Think Like a Rocket Scientist by Ozan Carol 8.5/10
    13) How to Avoid a Climate Disaster by Bill Gates 9/10
    14) The Rage of Dragons by Evan Winter 10/10
    15) Spark by John Rate 7/10
    16) Flash Boys by Michael Lewis 8/10
    17) Do the Work by Steven Pressfield 5/10
    18) Uncomfortable Conversations With a Black Man by Emmanuel Acho 8.5/10
    19) Stories of Your Life and Others by Ted Chiang 9/10
    20) Money: The True Story of a Made-up Thing by Jacob Goldstein 9.5/10
    21) Star Wars: Thrawn by Timothy Zahn 8.5/10
    22) The Long Walk by Stephen King 9/10
    23) Limitless by Jim Kwik 6/10
    24) Klara and the Sun by Kazuo Ishiguro 8.5/10
    25) Project Hail Mary by Andy Weir 10/10
    26) Blood Meridian by Cormac McCarthy 8/10
    27) Muck City by Bryan Mealer 8.5/10
    28) Killers of the Flower Moon by David Grann 8.5/10
    29) Misery by Stephen King 8.75/10
    30) The Hunting Party by Lucy Foley 7.5/10
    31) The Space Between Worlds by Micaiah Johnson 7.5/10
    32) Based on a True Story by Norm MacDonald 7/10
    33) Make Your Bed by William H. McRaven 8/10
    34) Exhalation: Stories by Ted Chiang 8.5/10
    35) 2034: a novel of the next world war by Elliot Ackerman 9/10
    36) It's Better to be Feared by Seth Wickersham 10/10
    37) The Storyteller by Dave Grohl 10/10
    38) Frankenstein by Mary Shelley 8/10
    39) The Future is Faster Than You Think by Peter Diamandis 7.5/10
    40) The Cult of We by Elliot Brown 10/10
    41) The Deficit Myth by Stephanie Kelton 8.5/10
    42) Bewilderment by Richard Powers 9/10
    43) All Quiet on the Western Front by Erich Maria Remarque 9/10
    44) What a Game They Played by Richard Whittingham 8/10
    45) Transfer of Power by Vince Flynn 9/10
    46) Will by Will Smith 10/10
    47) The Vanishing Half by Brit Bennett 9.5/10
    48) Thrawn: Alliances by Timothy Zahn 8.25/10
     
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  11. Truman

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    billdozer aren’t you in the bad stretch of WoT? Those are decent ratings for a bad part of a series.


    I’m liking the show and coming to grips w having to get into a 14 book series.
     
  12. billdozer

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    Knife of Dreams starts the uptick. All of the last 3 books have slog parts, but have some parts that are good enough to not drag them down farther. Now I'm starting the Sanderson books.
     
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  13. RegimentML

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    I’ve always really liked Knife of Dreams. I’d actually call it one of my favorites. Imo the “down” books are 8-10, bottoming out at 10.
     
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  14. billdozer

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    10 just didn't work very well because he tried to show how everyone reacted to the events at the end of 9. The only problem is, there were like 6 different reactions, so the book only covers a week or so.
     
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  15. Upton^2

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    1. Project Hail Mary - Andy Weir
    2. The Stranger - Albert Camus
    3. The Snow Leopard - Peter Mathiessen
    4. Desert Notebooks - Ben Ehrenreich
    5. Everything Ravaged, Everything Burned - Wells Tower
    6. A Farewell to Arms - Ernest Hemingway
    7. Beautiful Animals - Lawrence Osborne
    8. The Inner Game of Tennis - Timothy Gallwey
    9. Enemies - Tim Weiner
    10. Empire of Pain - Patrick Radden Keefe
    11. Killers of the Flower Moon - David Grann
    12. The Stranger - Harlan Coben
    13. Someone Who Will Love You In All Your Damaged Glory - Raphael Bob-Waksberg
    14. The Price of Peace - Zachary Carter
    15. Blitzed - Norman Ohler
    16. Hitler - Volker Ulrich
    17. The Defining Moment - Jonathan Alter
    18. 1177 BC - Eric Cline
    19. The End of Everything - Katie Mack
    20. Man's Search for Meaning - Victor Frankl
    21. Caste - Isbael Wilkerson
    22. This Life - Martin Hagglund
    23. H Is for Hawk - Helen Macdonald
    24. The Optimist: A Case for the Fly Fishing Life by David Coggins - 7/10
    25. When Einstein Walked with Gödel - Jim Holt 6/10
    26. Behave: The Biology of Humans at Our Best and Worst by Robert Sapolsky - 8/10
    27. Think Again: The Power of Knowing What You Don't Know - 7.5/10
    28. The Deficit Myth - Stephanie Kelton - 7/10
    29. Fox and I - Catherine Raven - 7/10.
    30. The Abstainer - Ian McGuire - 8.5/10
    31. The Alchemist - Paulo Coehlo - 7/10
    32. Leonardo da Vinci by Walter Isaacson - 8/10
    33. Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates - 9/10
    34. Bad Blood by John Carreyrou - 8.5/10
    35. All the Pretty Horses by Cormac McCarthy - 7.5/10
    36. Reaganland by Rick Perlstein - 8/10
    37. Reign of Terror by Spencer Ackerman - 8/10
    38. Grant by Ron Chernow - 8.5/10
    39. As I Lay Dying by William Faulkner - 8/10
    40. Atomic Habits by James Clear - 4/10
    41. Crossroads by Jonathan Franzen - 9/10
    42. Falling by TJ Newman -7/10

    43. Peril by Bob Woodard & Robert Costa - 7.5/10. Mostly read it for the Biden Covid insights and thought it was interesting. Play by play on Jan 6th coincides nicely with all the stuff coming out right now. The sourcing is annoying, you can tell Lindsey Graham basically told them everything so he comes off as some hero trying to talk down Trump but I guess you know that going into these type of books.
     
  16. clemsonvianj

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    59. Letters from a Self-Made Merchant to His Son by George Horrace Lormier (5/10)
    60. Homo Deus: A Brief History of Tomorrow by Yuval Noah Harari (7.5/10)
    61. Where the Deer and Antelope Play: The Pastoral Observations of One Ignorant American Who Loves to Walk Outside by Nick Offerman (9.5/10)

    Where the Deer and Antelope Play is probably my 2nd favorite book this year (after Project Hail Mary). Offerman mostly just recounts 2 "trips" he took in 2019 (one to Glacier, another series of times in northern England) and 1 trip in 2020 in a RV with his wife. probably will love it if you love Nick or have a similar point of view as him. probably would hate it if you're Republican/conservative.

    Homo Deus was good and a worthwhile read. probably wouldn't recommend Letters yet not awful; my biggest issue was some of the tone and words used (which is likely a product of its time [1890s]).
     
  17. WC

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    Just finished Rage of Dragons #1, thanks to the several of you who recommended it. Really really good, and intense.
     
  18. Fargin' Icehole

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    Station Eleven is a show on HBO Max now?
     
  19. Imurhuckleberry

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    My sympathies on your last two books. Love the Matt and tuon chapters though.
     
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  20. billdozer

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    1. White Night (Dresden Files #9) - Jim Butcher (8.5/10) (reread)
    2. Small Favor (Dresden Files #10) - Jim Butcher (9/10) (reread)
    3. Turn Coat (Dresden Files #11) - Jim Butcher (9/10) (reread)
    4. Changes (Dresden Files #12) - Jim Butcher (9.5/10) (reread)
    5. Ghost Story (Dresden Files #13) - Jim Butcher (8/10) (reread)
    6. Cold Days (Dresden Files #14) - Jim Butcher (8.5/10) (reread)
    7. Skin Game (Dresden Files #15) - Jim Butcher (9/10) (reread)
    8. Peace Talks (Dresden Files #16) - Jim Butcher (8/10)
    9. Battle Ground (Dresden Files #17) - Jim Butcher (9/10)
    10. The Way of Kings (Stormlight Archive #1) - Brandon Sanderson (10/10) (reread)
    11. Words of Radiance (Stormlight Archive #2) - Brandon Sanderson (10/10) (reread)
    12. Edgedancer (Stormlight Archive #2.5) - Brandon Sanderson (8.5/10) (reread)
    13. Oathbringer (Stormlight Archive #3) - Brandon Sanderson (9.5/10) (reread)
    14. Dawnshard (Stormlight Archive #3.5) - Brandon Sanderson (8/10) (reread)
    15. Rhythm of War (Stormlight Archive #4) - Brandon Sanderson (9/10)
    16. Bloodline (Cradle #9) - Will Wight (7/10)
    17. The Rage of Dragons (The Burning #1) - Evan Winter (9.5/10)
    18. The Fires of Vengeance (The Burning #2) - Evan Winter (8.5/10)
    19. Bloody Rose (The Band #2) - NIcholas Eames (9/10)
    20. Kings of the Wyld (The Band #1) - NIcholas Eames (9/10)
    21. Project Hail Mary - Andy Weir (10/10)
    22. Artemis - Andy Weir (8/10)
    23. Across the Lake - Doug Kelly/Andy Weir (6/10)
    24. The Long Journey Home (Across the Lake #2) - Doug Kelly/Andy Weir (5/10)
    25. Eye of the World (Wheel of Time #1) - Robert Jordan (10/10)
    26. The Great Hunt (Wheel of Time #2) - Robert Jordan (9/10)
    27. The Dragon Reborn (Wheel of Time #3) - Robert Jordan (8.5/10)
    28. The Shadow Rising (Wheel of Time #4) - Robert Jordan (9/10)
    29. The Fires of Heaven (Wheel of Time #5) - Robert Jordan (9/10)
    30. Lord of Chaos (Wheel of Time #6) - Robert Jordan (9.5/10)
    31. A Crown of Swords (Wheel of Time #7) - Robert Jordan (8.5/10)
    32. The Path of Daggers (Wheel of Time #8) - Robert Jordan (7.5/10)
    33. Winter's Heart (Wheel of Time #9) - Robert Jordan (7.5/10)
    34. Crossroads of Twilight (Wheel of Time #10) - Robert Jordan (7/10)
    35. Knife of Dreams (Wheel of Time #11) - Robert Jordan (8.5/10)
    36. The Gathering Storm (Wheel of Time #12) - Robert Jordan/Brandon Sanderson (9/10)
     
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    1. Wolf Hall Trilogy (Wolf Hall, Bring up the Bodies, The Mirror and the Light) by Hilary Mantel - 9.5/10

    2. A Children’s Bible: a novel by Lydia Millet - 8.5/10

    3. The Vanishing Half by Brit Bennett - 8/10

    4. Shantaram by Gregory David Roberts - 5/10

    5. Washington Black by Esi Edugyan - 8.5/10

    6. The Old Drift by Namwali Serpell - 8/10

    7. Hamnet by Maggie O’Farrell - 8.5/10

    8. Kitchen Confidential: Adventures in the Culinary Underbelly by Anthony Bourdain - 8/10

    9. Exit West by Mohsin Hamid - 8.5/10

    10. Beartown by Fredrik Backman - 8.5/10

    11. The Association of Small Bombs by Karan Mahajan - 9/10

    12. Autumn by Ali Smith - 8.5/10

    13. Lincoln in the Bardo by George Saunders - 8.5/10

    14. The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead - 8.5/10

    15. Evicted by Matthew Desmond - 9.5/10

    16. Pillars of the Earth by Ken Follett - 8/10

    17. World Without End by Ken Follett - 8.5/10

    18. A Column of Fire by Ken Follett - 8.5/10

    19. My Brilliant Friend by Elena Ferrante - 9/10 (Neapolitan Novel #1)

    20. The Story of a New Name by Elena Ferrante - 9/10 (Neapolitan Novel #2)

    21. Those Who Leave and Those Who Stay by Elena Ferrante - 9/10 (Neapolitan Novel #3)

    22. The Story of the Lost Child by Elena Ferrante - 9/10 (Neapolitan Novel #4)
     
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    1) Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows by JK Rowling 10/10
    2) The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time by Mark Haddon 9/10
    3) American Assassin by Vince Flynn 10/10
    4) Darth Bane Path of Destruction by Drew Karpyshyn 9/10
    5) Darth Bane Rule of Two by Drew Karpyshyn 8.5/10
    6) Darth Bane Dynasty of Evil by Drew Karpyshyn 9/10
    7) Meat Market by Bruce Feldman 8/10
    8) Star Wars: Lost Stars by Claudia Gray 10/10
    9) NBA Jam by Reyan Ali 7.5/10
    10) The Psychology of Money by Morgan Housel 8/10
    11) Kill Shot by Vince Flynn 8.5/10
    12) Think Like a Rocket Scientist by Ozan Carol 8.5/10
    13) How to Avoid a Climate Disaster by Bill Gates 9/10
    14) The Rage of Dragons by Evan Winter 10/10
    15) Spark by John Rate 7/10
    16) Flash Boys by Michael Lewis 8/10
    17) Do the Work by Steven Pressfield 5/10
    18) Uncomfortable Conversations With a Black Man by Emmanuel Acho 8.5/10
    19) Stories of Your Life and Others by Ted Chiang 9/10
    20) Money: The True Story of a Made-up Thing by Jacob Goldstein 9.5/10
    21) Star Wars: Thrawn by Timothy Zahn 8.5/10
    22) The Long Walk by Stephen King 9/10
    23) Limitless by Jim Kwik 6/10
    24) Klara and the Sun by Kazuo Ishiguro 8.5/10
    25) Project Hail Mary by Andy Weir 10/10
    26) Blood Meridian by Cormac McCarthy 8/10
    27) Muck City by Bryan Mealer 8.5/10
    28) Killers of the Flower Moon by David Grann 8.5/10
    29) Misery by Stephen King 8.75/10
    30) The Hunting Party by Lucy Foley 7.5/10
    31) The Space Between Worlds by Micaiah Johnson 7.5/10
    32) Based on a True Story by Norm MacDonald 7/10
    33) Make Your Bed by William H. McRaven 8/10
    34) Exhalation: Stories by Ted Chiang 8.5/10
    35) 2034: a novel of the next world war by Elliot Ackerman 9/10
    36) It's Better to be Feared by Seth Wickersham 10/10
    37) The Storyteller by Dave Grohl 10/10
    38) Frankenstein by Mary Shelley 8/10
    39) The Future is Faster Than You Think by Peter Diamandis 7.5/10
    40) The Cult of We by Elliot Brown 10/10
    41) The Deficit Myth by Stephanie Kelton 8.5/10
    42) Bewilderment by Richard Powers 9/10
    43) All Quiet on the Western Front by Erich Maria Remarque 9/10
    44) What a Game They Played by Richard Whittingham 8/10
    45) Transfer of Power by Vince Flynn 9/10
    46) Will by Will Smith 10/10
    47) The Vanishing Half by Brit Bennett 9.5/10
    48) Thrawn: Alliances by Timothy Zahn 8.25/10
    49) Rich dad poor dad 5/10
    50) Thrawn: Treason by Timothy Zahn 8/10
     
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    Congrats on pushing through the slog!
     
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    I knew it was all coming, these are all rereads.
     
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    That makes it all the more impressive imo.
     
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    1. The Space Between Worlds by Miciah Johnson (7.5/10)
    2. Star Wars The High Republic : Light of the Jedi by Charles Soule (8/10)
    3. Black Buck by Mateo Askiripur (8/10)
    4. I am Legend by Richard Matheson (7.5/10)
    5. Moonflower Murders (Susan Reyland #2) by Anthony Horowitz (7.5/10)
    6. The List (Orphan X #5,5) by Gregg Hurwitz (8/10)
    7. Prodigal Son (Orphan X #6) by Gregg Hurwitz (8.5/10)
    8. Remote Control by Nnedi Okafor (7/10)
    9. Star Wars: The High Republic: Into the Dark, by Claudia Gray (8/10)
    10. To Be Honest, by Michael Leviton (7/10)
    11. The Assassination of Fred Hampton, by Jeffrey Haas (8.5/10)
    12. The Orchard by David Hopen (10/10)
    13 Kill Switch: The Rise of the Modern Senate and Crippling of American Democracy, by Adam Jentleson (8/10)
    14. We Could Be Heroes, by Mike Chen (6.5/10)
    15. Winter World (The Long Winter #1) by AG Riddle (8./10).
    16 The Solar War (The Long Winter #2) by AG Riddle (7.5/10
    17. The Lost Colony (The Long Winter #3) by AG Riddle (7.5/10)
    18. Beartown (Beartown #1) by Fredrik Backman (10/10)
    19. Us Against You (Beartown # 2) by Fredrik Backman (8.5/10)
    20. The Fate of Rome: Climate, Disease and the End of an Empire by Kyle Harper (8/10)
    21. The Echo Wife by Sarah Gailey (5.5/10)
    22. The Last One, by Alexandria Oliva (5/10)
    23. The Sum of Us: What Racism Costs Everyone, by Heather McGhee (8.5/10)
    24. The Jigsaw Man by Nadine Matheson (7/10)
    25. Exo (Exo #1) by Fonda Lee (7/10)
    26. Cross Fire (Exo #2) by Fonda Lee (7.5/10)
    27. Empire Of Pain: The Secret History of Sackler Dynasty by Patrick Radden Keefe (9/10)
    28. Star Wars: Thrawn Ascendancy: The Greater Good (Thrawn Asc. #2) by Tim Zahn (7.5/10)
    29. The Last Watch (The Divide #1) by JS Dewes (8/10)
    30. The Premonition: A Pandemic Story, by Michael Lewis (8/10)
    31. The Song of Achilles, by Madaline Miller (7/10)
    32. Project Hail Mary, by Andy Weir (10/10)
    33. A Man Called Ove, by Fredrick Backman (8/10)
    34. Machinehood by S.B. Divya (9.5/100
    35. The Anarchy: the East India Compay, Corporate Violence, and the Pillage of an Empire, by William Dalrymple, (7.5/10)
    36. Immunity Index by Sue Burke (7/10)
    38. The Lies of Locke Lamorra (Gentleman Bastards Sequence #1) by Scott Lynch (9/10)
    39. Red Seas Under Red Skies (Gentleman Bastards Sequence #2) by Scott Lynch (7.5/10)
    40. The Republic of Thieves (Gentleman Bastards Sequence #3) by Scott Lynch (8/10)
    41. Star Wars The High Republic: The Rising Storm (High Republic #2) by Cavan Scott (8.5/10)
    42. War On the Border: Villa, Pershing, The Texas Rangers and an American Invasion by Jeff Guinn (8.5/10)
    41. Falling by TJ Newman (7/10)
    42. (Re)born in the USA: An Englishman's Love Letter to His Chosen Home, by Roger Bennett (7/10)
    43. The Cellist (Gabriel Allon #21) by Daniel Silva (6.5/10)
    44. Pirate Latitudes by Michael Critchon (7/10)
    45. Razorblade Tears by SA Cosby (9/10)
    46. The Tears of Dark Water, by Corban Addison (9.5/10)
    47. Ring Shout by Djeli P Clark, (7/10)
    49. Star Wars: High Republic: Out of the Shadows, by Justina Ireland (7.5/10)
    50. Catcher in the Rye, by JD Salinger (7.5/10)
    51 Imposter Syndrome by Kathy Wang (7/10)
    52 Anxious People by Fredrik Backman (7.5/10)
    53 The Vanishing Half by Brit Bennett (9/10)
    54 The Verge: Reformation, Renaissance, and The 40 Years That Shook the World, by Patrick Wyman (8/10)
    55. The Guide, by Peter Heller (8/10)
    56. Billy Summers, by Stephen King (7/10)
    57. The Second Life of Nick Mason by Steve Hamilton (7/10)
    58. Harlem Shuffle, by Colston Whitehead (7/10)
    59. Dune, by Frank Herbert (7/10)
    60. The Apollo Murders, by Chris Hadfield (7.5/10)
    61. Enemy at the Gates, (Mitch Rapp #20) by Kyle Mills (8/10)
    62. Better Off Dead (Jack Reacher #23) by Lee Child (6.5.10)
    63. The Outlaw Ocean: Journeys Across the last Untamed Frontier, by Ian Urbana (8/10)
    64. Star Wars: Thrawn Ascendancy: Lesser Evil, by Timothy Zahn (7/10)
    65. The Rise and Fall of the Dinosaurs: A New History of The Lost World by Stephen Brussate (8/10)
    66. Leviathan Falls (The Expanse #9) by James SA Corey (8.5/10)
    67. Jade Legacy (Green Bone Saga #3) by Fonda Lee (9/10)




    Dinosaurs - A brief history of the evolution of Dinosaurs. Easy read, not overly burdened w technical science ect but learned a lot. Scratched that it from when I was a little kid and obsessed w anything dinosaur related.


    Kind of fitting these last 3 novels were all finales the wrapped up series while we wrap up the year.


    Thrawn - Pretty underwhelming and I had the same frustrations as the last thrawn trilogy. First two books were really good. But none of the interesting threads lead to satisfying conclusions. Just punting to leave open ended. Still glad I read the trilogy.


    The Expanse - as a singular novel it wasn’t as gripping as the other books in the series. However they did a great job executing a satisfying ending. I’m really bummed this is over. They’re putting out 1 more novella that I think is a post script but then they’re done. Easily my favorite sci fi series of all time. Thank you Ty and Dan.


    Jade Legacy - Absolutely loved this book and trilogy. I never was a big fantasy fan but this and Rage of Dragons has me more interesting in coming back to that genre.
     
  27. The Blackfish

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    Made it to Persepolis Rising (need to update this thread) in my reread. Almost ready for LW
     
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  28. Fargin' Icehole

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    I'm holding strong on not reading WOT but I'm breaking down on The Expanse. Might have to get into that one soon.
     
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  29. The Blackfish

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    Do it
     
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  30. Kevintensity

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    1) Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows by JK Rowling 10/10
    2) The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time by Mark Haddon 9/10
    3) American Assassin by Vince Flynn 10/10
    4) Darth Bane Path of Destruction by Drew Karpyshyn 9/10
    5) Darth Bane Rule of Two by Drew Karpyshyn 8.5/10
    6) Darth Bane Dynasty of Evil by Drew Karpyshyn 9/10
    7) Meat Market by Bruce Feldman 8/10
    8) Star Wars: Lost Stars by Claudia Gray 10/10
    9) NBA Jam by Reyan Ali 7.5/10
    10) The Psychology of Money by Morgan Housel 8/10
    11) Kill Shot by Vince Flynn 8.5/10
    12) Think Like a Rocket Scientist by Ozan Carol 8.5/10
    13) How to Avoid a Climate Disaster by Bill Gates 9/10
    14) The Rage of Dragons by Evan Winter 10/10
    15) Spark by John Rate 7/10
    16) Flash Boys by Michael Lewis 8/10
    17) Do the Work by Steven Pressfield 5/10
    18) Uncomfortable Conversations With a Black Man by Emmanuel Acho 8.5/10
    19) Stories of Your Life and Others by Ted Chiang 9/10
    20) Money: The True Story of a Made-up Thing by Jacob Goldstein 9.5/10
    21) Star Wars: Thrawn by Timothy Zahn 8.5/10
    22) The Long Walk by Stephen King 9/10
    23) Limitless by Jim Kwik 6/10
    24) Klara and the Sun by Kazuo Ishiguro 8.5/10
    25) Project Hail Mary by Andy Weir 10/10
    26) Blood Meridian by Cormac McCarthy 8/10
    27) Muck City by Bryan Mealer 8.5/10
    28) Killers of the Flower Moon by David Grann 8.5/10
    29) Misery by Stephen King 8.75/10
    30) The Hunting Party by Lucy Foley 7.5/10
    31) The Space Between Worlds by Micaiah Johnson 7.5/10
    32) Based on a True Story by Norm MacDonald 7/10
    33) Make Your Bed by William H. McRaven 8/10
    34) Exhalation: Stories by Ted Chiang 8.5/10
    35) 2034: a novel of the next world war by Elliot Ackerman 9/10
    36) It's Better to be Feared by Seth Wickersham 10/10
    37) The Storyteller by Dave Grohl 10/10
    38) Frankenstein by Mary Shelley 8/10
    39) The Future is Faster Than You Think by Peter Diamandis 7.5/10
    40) The Cult of We by Elliot Brown 10/10
    41) The Deficit Myth by Stephanie Kelton 8.5/10
    42) Bewilderment by Richard Powers 9/10
    43) All Quiet on the Western Front by Erich Maria Remarque 9/10
    44) What a Game They Played by Richard Whittingham 8/10
    45) Transfer of Power by Vince Flynn 9/10
    46) Will by Will Smith 10/10
    47) The Vanishing Half by Brit Bennett 9.5/10
    48) Thrawn: Alliances by Timothy Zahn 8.25/10
    49) Rich dad poor dad 5/10
    50) Thrawn: Treason by Timothy Zahn 8/10
    51) A Brief Welcome to the Universe by Neil Degrasse Tyson 9/10
     
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  31. TC

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    About right
     
  32. RegimentML

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    1. Rhythm of War (The Stormlight Archive #4) - Brandon Sanderson (9/10)
    2. The Queen’s Gambit - Walter Tevis (9/10)
    3. Empire of the Summer Moon: Quanah Parker and the Rise and Fall of the Comanches, the Most Powerful Indian Tribe in American History - S.C. Gwynne (7/10)
    4. The Devil in the White City: Murder, Magic, and Madness at the Fair That Changed America - Erik Larson (7.5/10)
    5. Armed Struggle: The History of the IRA - Richard English (7/10)
    6. World Travel: An Irreverent Guide - Anthony Bourdain and Laurie Woolever (6/10)
    7. Benjamin Franklin: An American Life - Walter Isaacson (7.5/10)
    8. The Stone Sky (The Broken Earth #3) - N.K. Jemisin (7/10)
    9. Crucible of War: The Seven Years' War and the Fate of the Empire in British North America, 1754-1766 - Fred Anderson (6.5/10)
    10. Project Hail Mary - Andy Weir (9/10)
    11. The Pillars of the Earth (Kingsbridge #1) - Ken Follett (9.5/10)
    12. Hero of Two Worlds: The Marquis de Lafayette in the Age of Revolution - Mike Duncan (7.5/10)
    13. Citizens: A Chronicle of the French Revolution - Simon Schama (6.5/10)
    14. The Burning God (The Poppy War #3) - R.F. Kuang (7/10)
    15. A History of Heavy Metal - Andrew O'Neill (9/10)

    That'll be it for me this year. My reading has taken a dramatic hit since I've been in grad school but I wrap that up in the spring, so looking forward to getting back into it next year.
     
  33. The Blackfish

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    What was your issue with Citizens - it’s portrayal of the instigating factors and events or the writing?
     
  34. RegimentML

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    I just couldn’t really get into it. Nothing more complicated than that. I partially blame the Audible narrator
     
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  35. The Blackfish

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    Okay yeah same for me. It was the narrator.
     
  36. billdozer

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    1. White Night (Dresden Files #9) - Jim Butcher (8.5/10) (reread)
    2. Small Favor (Dresden Files #10) - Jim Butcher (9/10) (reread)
    3. Turn Coat (Dresden Files #11) - Jim Butcher (9/10) (reread)
    4. Changes (Dresden Files #12) - Jim Butcher (9.5/10) (reread)
    5. Ghost Story (Dresden Files #13) - Jim Butcher (8/10) (reread)
    6. Cold Days (Dresden Files #14) - Jim Butcher (8.5/10) (reread)
    7. Skin Game (Dresden Files #15) - Jim Butcher (9/10) (reread)
    8. Peace Talks (Dresden Files #16) - Jim Butcher (8/10)
    9. Battle Ground (Dresden Files #17) - Jim Butcher (9/10)
    10. The Way of Kings (Stormlight Archive #1) - Brandon Sanderson (10/10) (reread)
    11. Words of Radiance (Stormlight Archive #2) - Brandon Sanderson (10/10) (reread)
    12. Edgedancer (Stormlight Archive #2.5) - Brandon Sanderson (8.5/10) (reread)
    13. Oathbringer (Stormlight Archive #3) - Brandon Sanderson (9.5/10) (reread)
    14. Dawnshard (Stormlight Archive #3.5) - Brandon Sanderson (8/10) (reread)
    15. Rhythm of War (Stormlight Archive #4) - Brandon Sanderson (9/10)
    16. Bloodline (Cradle #9) - Will Wight (7/10)
    17. The Rage of Dragons (The Burning #1) - Evan Winter (9.5/10)
    18. The Fires of Vengeance (The Burning #2) - Evan Winter (8.5/10)
    19. Bloody Rose (The Band #2) - NIcholas Eames (9/10)
    20. Kings of the Wyld (The Band #1) - NIcholas Eames (9/10)
    21. Project Hail Mary - Andy Weir (10/10)
    22. Artemis - Andy Weir (8/10)
    23. Across the Lake - Doug Kelly/Andy Weir (6/10)
    24. The Long Journey Home (Across the Lake #2) - Doug Kelly/Andy Weir (5/10)
    25. Eye of the World (Wheel of Time #1) - Robert Jordan (10/10)
    26. The Great Hunt (Wheel of Time #2) - Robert Jordan (9/10)
    27. The Dragon Reborn (Wheel of Time #3) - Robert Jordan (8.5/10)
    28. The Shadow Rising (Wheel of Time #4) - Robert Jordan (9/10)
    29. The Fires of Heaven (Wheel of Time #5) - Robert Jordan (9/10)
    30. Lord of Chaos (Wheel of Time #6) - Robert Jordan (9.5/10)
    31. A Crown of Swords (Wheel of Time #7) - Robert Jordan (8.5/10)
    32. The Path of Daggers (Wheel of Time #8) - Robert Jordan (7.5/10)
    33. Winter's Heart (Wheel of Time #9) - Robert Jordan (7.5/10)
    34. Crossroads of Twilight (Wheel of Time #10) - Robert Jordan (7/10)
    35. Knife of Dreams (Wheel of Time #11) - Robert Jordan (8.5/10)
    36. The Gathering Storm (Wheel of Time #12) - Robert Jordan/Brandon Sanderson (9/10)
    37. Towers of Midnight (Wheel of Time #13) - Robert Jordan/Brandon Sanderson (9/10)
     
  37. Truman

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    Squeezed 1 more in before the new year

    68. Exit Strategy (Nick Mason #2) by Steve Hamilton (7/10)
     
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    1. Blue Mind-Wallace Nichols
    2. Elantris-Sanderson
    3. The Stand- Stephen King
    4. The girl with seven names-Hyeonseo Lee
    5. Nothing to Envy-Barbara Demick
    6. Atomic Habits-James Clear
    7. White Hunters-Brian Herne
    8. The Lost City of the Monkey God-Douglas Preston
    9. Cadillac Desert- Marc Reisner
    10. The Sandman- Gaiman
    11. Breath- James Nestor
    12. Rage of Dragons-Evan Winter
    13. The Witcher- The Last Wish
    14. The Witcher-Sword of Destiny
    15. The Witcher-Blood of Elves
    16. The Witcher -Time of Contempt
    17. American Buffalo-Steven Rinella
    18. Empire of the Summer Moon
    19. Darkly Dreaming Dexter
    20. Dune-Frank Herbert
    21. Blitzed-Drugs in the Third Reich
    22. Washington's Immortals
    23. The Demon Next Door- Bryan Burrough
    24. Dark Money-Jane Mayer
    25. The Storyteller- Dave Grohl
    26. Hunting El Chapo-Andrew Hogan
    27. Greenlights- Matthew McConaughey
    28. Tiger Woods-Jeff Benedict
    29. To Start A War- Robert Draper
    30. 127 Hours- Aaron Ralston

    31 Bad Blood-John Carryrou
    32. The Beatles-Bob Spitz

    Im adding a Podcast bc its super long and really informative and kinda infuriating
    Blowback S1- Iraq War
     
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    Hey I just bought this. How’d you like it
     
  40. BP

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    Really good. Especially the stuff about their early years. Their shenanigans and such. Grabbed this after watching Get back.
     
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    1) Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows by JK Rowling 10/10
    2) The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time by Mark Haddon 9/10
    3) American Assassin by Vince Flynn 10/10
    4) Darth Bane Path of Destruction by Drew Karpyshyn 9/10
    5) Darth Bane Rule of Two by Drew Karpyshyn 8.5/10
    6) Darth Bane Dynasty of Evil by Drew Karpyshyn 9/10
    7) Meat Market by Bruce Feldman 8/10
    8) Star Wars: Lost Stars by Claudia Gray 10/10
    9) NBA Jam by Reyan Ali 7.5/10
    10) The Psychology of Money by Morgan Housel 8/10
    11) Kill Shot by Vince Flynn 8.5/10
    12) Think Like a Rocket Scientist by Ozan Carol 8.5/10
    13) How to Avoid a Climate Disaster by Bill Gates 9/10
    14) The Rage of Dragons by Evan Winter 10/10
    15) Spark by John Rate 7/10
    16) Flash Boys by Michael Lewis 8/10
    17) Do the Work by Steven Pressfield 5/10
    18) Uncomfortable Conversations With a Black Man by Emmanuel Acho 8.5/10
    19) Stories of Your Life and Others by Ted Chiang 9/10
    20) Money: The True Story of a Made-up Thing by Jacob Goldstein 9.5/10
    21) Star Wars: Thrawn by Timothy Zahn 8.5/10
    22) The Long Walk by Stephen King 9/10
    23) Limitless by Jim Kwik 6/10
    24) Klara and the Sun by Kazuo Ishiguro 8.5/10
    25) Project Hail Mary by Andy Weir 10/10
    26) Blood Meridian by Cormac McCarthy 8/10
    27) Muck City by Bryan Mealer 8.5/10
    28) Killers of the Flower Moon by David Grann 8.5/10
    29) Misery by Stephen King 8.75/10
    30) The Hunting Party by Lucy Foley 7.5/10
    31) The Space Between Worlds by Micaiah Johnson 7.5/10
    32) Based on a True Story by Norm MacDonald 7/10
    33) Make Your Bed by William H. McRaven 8/10
    34) Exhalation: Stories by Ted Chiang 8.5/10
    35) 2034: a novel of the next world war by Elliot Ackerman 9/10
    36) It's Better to be Feared by Seth Wickersham 10/10
    37) The Storyteller by Dave Grohl 10/10
    38) Frankenstein by Mary Shelley 8/10
    39) The Future is Faster Than You Think by Peter Diamandis 7.5/10
    40) The Cult of We by Elliot Brown 10/10
    41) The Deficit Myth by Stephanie Kelton 8.5/10
    42) Bewilderment by Richard Powers 9/10
    43) All Quiet on the Western Front by Erich Maria Remarque 9/10
    44) What a Game They Played by Richard Whittingham 8/10
    45) Transfer of Power by Vince Flynn 9/10
    46) Will by Will Smith 10/10
    47) The Vanishing Half by Brit Bennett 9.5/10
    48) Thrawn: Alliances by Timothy Zahn 8.25/10
    49) Rich dad poor dad 5/10
    50) Thrawn: Treason by Timothy Zahn 8/10
    51) A Brief Welcome to the Universe by Neil Degrasse Tyson 9/10
    52) Darth Plagueis by James Luceno 9/10
     
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  42. clemsonvianj

    clemsonvianj Well-Known Member
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    62. Chatter: Dispatches from the Secret World of Global Eavesdropping by Patrick Radden Keefe (6/10) - enjoyable and interesting.
    63: 22 Talk SHIFTS: Tools to Transform Leadership in Business, in Partnership, and in Life by Krister Ungerböck (8/10) - good general life advice stuff
     
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  43. TC

    TC Ten Club
    Donor
    South Carolina GamecocksCarolina PanthersCarolina Hurricanes

    1. The Great Shark Hunt: Strange Tales From A Strange Time / Hunter S. Thompson (7/10)
    2-8. Harry Potter Series / JK Rowling (8/10)
    9. Killers Of The Flower Moon: The Osage Murders And The Birth Of The FBI / David Grann (10/10)
    10. 1000 Record Covers / Michael Ochs (5/10)
    11. Abigail Adams / Woody Holton (7.5/10)
    12. Universities And Their Cities: Urban Higher Education In America / Steven J. Diner (4/10)
    13. Short Complex: A Collection Of Short Stories / Chuck Brown (7/10)
    14. Stamped From The Beginning: The Definitive History Of Racist Ideas In America / Ibram X. Kendi (10/10)
    15. The Death Of Expertise: The Campaign Against Established Knowledge And Why It Matters / Tom Nichols (6/10)
    16. Reefer Madness: Sex, Drugs, And Cheap Labor In The American Black Market / Eric Schlosser (7.5/10)
    17. Bitter Root Volume 1: Family Business / David Walker, Sanford Greene and Chuck Brown (8/10)
    18. Metaphors We Live By / George Lakoff and Mark Johnson (3/10)
    19. 1963: The Year Of The Revolution - How Youth Changed The World With Music, Art And Fashion / Ariel Leve & Robin Morgan (7.5/10)
    20. Beneath The Underdog: His World As Composed By Mingus / Charles Mingus (5/10)
    21. On The Stump Volume 1 / Chuck Brown (8/10)
    22. Silent Spring / Rachel Carson (7/10)
    23. All You Need Is Ears: The Inside Personal Story Of The Genius Who Created The Beatles / George Martin with Jeremy Hornsby (9/10)
    24. This Is Your Brain On Music: The Science Of A Human Obsession / Daniel Levitin (8/10)
    25. Texas Flood: The Inside Story Of Stevie Ray Vaughan (9/10)
    26. Radiohead: From A Great Height / Jonathan Hale (7/10)

    27. Tree Of Smoke / Denis Johnson (10/10)
    Incredible novel about the CIA in Vietnam.

    Onto the next year!
     
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  44. Pasta88

    Pasta88 Canes, Bruins, Raps, Jays and Sunderland.
    Donor
    Miami HurricanesToronto Blue JaysToronto RaptorsBoston BruinsSunderland

    1. Wolf Hall Trilogy (Wolf Hall, Bring up the Bodies, The Mirror and the Light) by Hilary Mantel - 9.5/10

    2. A Children’s Bible: a novel by Lydia Millet - 8.5/10

    3. The Vanishing Half by Brit Bennett - 8/10

    4. Shantaram by Gregory David Roberts - 5/10

    5. Washington Black by Esi Edugyan - 8.5/10

    6. The Old Drift by Namwali Serpell - 8/10

    7. Hamnet by Maggie O’Farrell - 8.5/10

    8. Kitchen Confidential: Adventures in the Culinary Underbelly by Anthony Bourdain - 8/10

    9. Exit West by Mohsin Hamid - 8.5/10

    10. Beartown by Fredrik Backman - 8.5/10

    11. The Association of Small Bombs by Karan Mahajan - 9/10

    12. Autumn by Ali Smith - 8.5/10

    13. Lincoln in the Bardo by George Saunders - 8.5/10

    14. The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead - 8.5/10

    15. Evicted by Matthew Desmond - 9.5/10

    16. Pillars of the Earth by Ken Follett - 8/10

    17. World Without End by Ken Follett - 8.5/10

    18. A Column of Fire by Ken Follett - 8.5/10

    19. My Brilliant Friend by Elena Ferrante - 9/10 (Neapolitan Novel #1)

    20. The Story of a New Name by Elena Ferrante - 9/10 (Neapolitan Novel #2)

    21. Those Who Leave and Those Who Stay by Elena Ferrante - 9/10 (Neapolitan Novel #3)

    22. The Story of the Lost Child by Elena Ferrante - 9/10 (Neapolitan Novel #4)

    23. How the Word is Passed: A Reckoning with the History of Slavery in America by Clint Smith - 9/10
     
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  45. The Blackfish

    The Blackfish The Fish in Black
    Staff Donor TMB OG
    Alabama Crimson TideIndianapolis Colts

    1. A People’s History of the United States - Howard Zinn (8.25/10)
    2. Developing the Leader Within You 2.0 - John Maxwell (6/10)
    3. The New Confessions of an Economic Hit Man - John Perkins (7/10)
    4. The Institute - Stephen King (7.5/10)
    5. This Changes Everything: Capitalism vs. The Climate - Naomi Klein (8/10)
    6. The Burning Case for a Green New Deal - Naomi Klein (7.5/10)
    7. The Dead Zone - Stephen King (9/10)
    8. Grant - Ron Chernow (10/10)
    9. Bleak House - Charles Dickens (9/10)
    10. Great Expectations - Charles Dickens (9/10)
    11. A Tale of Two Cities - Charles Dickens (reread) (8/10)
    12. Nicholas Nickelby - Charles Dickens (8.5/10)
    13. Oliver Twist - Charles Dickens (8/10)
    14. David Copperfield - Charles Dickens (9.5/10)
    15. The Magician’s Nephew (Chronicles of Narnia #6) - C. S. Lewis (6.5/10)
    16. The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe(Chronicles of Narnia #1) - C. S. Lewis (7.25/10)
    17. The Horse and His Boy (Chronicles of Narnia #5) - C. S. Lewis (6.5/10)
    18. Prince Caspian (Chronicles of Narnia #2) - C. S. Lewis (7/10)
    19. The Voyage of the Dawn Treader (Chronicles of Narnia #3) - C. S. Lewis (7.5/10)
    20. The Silver Chair (Chronicles of Narnia #5) - C. S. Lewis (6/10)
    21. The Last Battle (Chronicles of Narnia #7) - C. S. Lewis (6/10)
    22. Caste: The Origins of our Discontent - Isabel Wilkerson (9/10)
    23. Washington: A Life - Ron Chernow (9/10)
    24. Beartown - Fredrik Bachman (8/10)
    25. Project Hail Mary - Andy Weir (9.5/10)
    26. The Shadow of What Was Lost (Lincanus Trilogy #1) - James Islington (8/10)
    27. An Echo of Things to Come (Licanus Trilogy #2) - James Islington (7.5/10)
    28. The Light of All That Falls (Licanus Trilogy #3) - James Islington (8.5/10)
    29. The Black Prism (Lightbringer #1) - Brent Weeks (8/10)
    30. The Blinding Knife (Lightbringer #2) - Brent Weeks (8.5/10)
    31. The Broken Eye (Lightbringer #3) - Brent Weeks (8.5/10)
    32. The Blood Mirror (Lightbringer #4) - Brent Weeks (8/10)
    33. The Burning White (Lightbringer #5) - Brent Weeks (8.5/10)
    33. The Wisdom of Crowds (Age of Madness #3) - Joe Abercrombie (9/10)
    34. No Country for Old Men - Cormac McCarthy (10/10)
    35. Leviathan Wakes (The Expanse #1) - James S.A. Corey (8/10)
    36. Caliban’s War (The Expanse #2) - James S.A. Corey (8.5/10)
    37. Abaddon’s Gate (The Expanse #3) - James S.A. Corey (7/10)
    38. The Churn (The Expanse #3.5) - James S.A. Corey (7/10)
    39. Cibola Burn (The Expanse #4) - James S.A. Corey (8/10)
    40. Nemesis Games (The Expanse #5) - James S.A. Corey (7.5/10)
    41. The Vital Abyss (The Expanse #5.5) - James S.A. Corey (6/10)
    42. Babylon’s Ashes (The Expanse #6) - James S.A. Corey (8/10)
    43. Strange Dogs (The Expanse #6.5) - James S.A. Corey (7/10)
    44. Persepolis Rising (The Expanse #7) - James S.A. Corey (8/10)


    Finished up the year rereading The Expanse ahead of the final book release.